The Mercedes DR520 Limited Edition was a Limited Edition version dreamt up by the Special Products Division of Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, Surrey.
This was to be limited to just 20 UK only cars. Finished In Either Matt Black or Matt White wrap with a Titanium finish on the alloy wheels, a unique specification at the time. Inside the upholstery was finished in Leather and Exclusive Alcantara finished with red or white contrast stitching, including the dashboard and door cards.
The base car was the powerful C63 AMG, now breathed on by the SPD boys featured the AMG Performance Pack Plus as standard, giving an extra 62bhp, up to 513bhp. Together with other engine ‘uprated tinkering’ the car had uprated brakes all round, seen by the red brake callipers.
Of the format you could order, they came in Saloon & Estate format.
The DR 520 cost £9,995 above the standard C 63 AMG price at the time, making the DR 520 Saloon £62,430 and the DR520 Estate £63,680. They were covered by a three-year, 60,000 mileage warranty.
The How Many Made figures… well of the 20 vehicles sold… 15 were made in Saloon & 5 were made in Estate.
Of the 5 Estates, One is in Matt White and 4 are in Matt Black. Jenson Button ‘used’ a Matt Black one. One of the Black ones is possibly now in China/Asia. Leaving 4 in the UK. There’s also a possibility that one of the black cars was originally white and wrapped black, making it 2 white, 3 black…
Of the Saloons, I’ve not got a full register of them… I have number plates and VIN’s but a mixed reading of the colours to the cars… so of the 11 cars that I have recorded, there are 5 in Matt White, 1 in Gloss White, 4 in Matt Black and then one in Gloss Black!
MORE TO COME AS AND WHEN IT’S FOUND! IF YOU’D LIKE TO REGISTER YOUR CAR Please Contact me…